Future of the Environment

We are severely underestimating the problem of endangered species, a report says

The African elephant has a generation time of 22 years. Image: REUTERS/Thomas Mukoya

Johanna Staerk

Postdoctoral Researcher in Conservation Biology, University of Southern Denmark

Dalia A. Conde

Associate Professor of Biology, University of Southern Denmark

Fernando Colchero

Associate Professor in Mathematics and Computer Science, University of Southern Denmark

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